Tag Archives: Carol Fenster

Peanut Butter Pie with Homemade Graham Cracker Crust

I love peanut butter pie. I’ve mastered the topping, but haven’t had any luck with making my own crust.

I tried Ellen Brown’s Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies, the graham cracker recipe. Even though I didn’t roll the dough thin enough, I was able to break it down to use Carol Fenster’s recipe in 1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes.




I used to make pierogies all the time. I’ve been disappointed that there wasn’t a gluten-free version.

Bur Carol Fenster saved the day. In 1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes, there is a recipe for pierogies.

And they’re amazing.

Chai Cupcakes

I’ve liked chai for ages, drinking it cold and hot. It’s my go-to drink at coffee shops. On a recent visit to Zingos, they had gluten-free chai cupcakes. I was ecstatic to have a gluten-free dessert. And it tasted so amazing I had to try to make them myself. I used the gluten-free yellow cake mix from Aldi and added the chai spice combination from the Carol Fenster cookbook 1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes. I also added the spices to the frosting and substituted cream cheese for sour cream.

Yellow Cake

Everybody needs a yellow cake recipe, one that is fine with icing or can be fancied. I’ve been itching to try the new caramel recipe I found using dates (yes, dates) and to experiment with different yellow cake recipes. And since the Schmoo cake is one of my favorites, I mixed it all together. I tried the yellow cake recipe from 1000 Gluten-Free Recipes by Carol Fenster and the Layer Cake with Vanilla and Strawberries from Gluten Free Baking by Michael McCamley. I used the Featherlight Rice Flour Mix from The Gluten-Free Gourmet Bakes Bread by Bette Hagman.

It’s Lasagna Time

One of my favorite meals as a kid was lasagna. So when I saw the lasagna noodles at Jungle Jim’s, I just had to give it a try. I’ve attempted homemade pasta before, and I just don’t have a knack for it.

Delicious. Oh boy. I used Carol Fenster‘s lasagna recipe. I enjoyed not cooking the noodles beforehand and letting the sauce cook the noodles. I got three sets of lasagna out of this box, and since I don’t have a large dish, I just used an 8 by 8 casserole dish.


Cookbook Trip

My mom called and recommended “Gluten-Free 101” by Carol Fenster. I headed to my local Barnes and Noble and grabbed a copy. And I sat in the cookbook section looking through other cookbooks. I also picked up “The Gluten-Free Bible: The Thoroughly Indispensable Guide to Negotiating Life without Wheat” by Jax Peters Lowell. The attitude section has been helpful in particular for mourning, finding your triggers, etc.